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Fri, May 20th, 2016 10:23:27 AM
Topic: Stats for RK's Anatolian Kelim Opus

In December 2009 RK wrote and published our long art historical examination of the Anatolian Kelim.

We did this to both memorialize in print our research and thoughts since the release of our IMAGE IDOL SYMBOL: Ancient Anatolian Kelim book as well as to define and explain our Anatolian Kelim archetype concept and theory.

Included was additional information to detail what we call the social history of Anatolian Kelim collecting in the Western World.

Some months later, in March of 2010, we collated the 20 plus individual parts into one and they, and it, have remained here on RugKazbah.com.

Yesterday the collated part received its 2500th view from our audience, and while this is not a record it is a rather remarkable statistic.

Interest in early Anatolian Kelim was, prior to 1979, incredibly small; in fact, it was basically non-existent as almost no early examples were known.

However, the situation greatly changed during that year, and the two to follow, when a very small number of the earliest now known examples appeared.

RK was at the epicenter of all this, and that is when our small choice collection was formed.

As our opus explains: Almost as soon as those few archetypal examples appeared, no additional ones were discovered.

But their appearance, and our efforts to employ archaeological evidence and information to begin to explain their iconography, lit a bonfire of interest -- both from those who saw its validity as well as those who were disbelievers.

That was the decade, 1979-1989, which culminated in the publication of a number of books, and an almost hysterical and often laughable reaction in rugDUMB.

Suddenly everyone was interested in Anatolian Kelim and a wealth of misapplied Neolithic Goddess nonsense saturated, and then sank, both interest in Anatolian Kelim and belief their connections with the archaeological prehistory of Anatolia and adjacent areas was valid.

For most of the 1990's and 2000's this disinterest, and palpable fear of, Anatolian Kelim continued and, perhaps it was not coincidental to our publication of our Anatolian Kelim opus in December 2009 interest in the Anatolian Kelim was rekindled.

The fact the deYoung Fine Arts Museum recently dusted off 50 of their Anatolian Kelim and mounted them in an exhibition is just one example of this new interest.

RugKazbah.com has a small audience, about 125 regular readers and therefore when anything we publish garners such interest and 2500 views we know it is a hot topic.

The time is now for those interested in the Anatolian Kelim, and institutions like the deYoung, to begin the hard but necessary work to scientifically examine these weavings and to build a database of information to help further provenance them.

There is no doubt the beauty and importance of the Anatolian Kelim is now firmly established and accepted far beyond the miniscule boundaries of the carpet collecting world.

But when such a database of information will exist, and be applied to the many questions which still surround these weavings, RK is positive only then will they really assume their rightful place in art history.

So let RK thank the readers who visited our opus 2500 times to enjoy and study what we published.

And let us all hope more serious research and scientific study will now be undertaken to prove beyond the shadow of doubt the importance of the Anatolian Kelim.

Author: jc
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Fri, May 20th, 2016 10:23:27 AM

Today, May 20, 2016, our Anatolian Kelim Opus clocked its 12,500th visitor.

This statistic proves Interest in Anatolian Kelim, and RK's research, continues to attract new readers, who recognize their historical and artistic importance.

Author: jc
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Thu, Feb 18th, 2016 09:53:47 AM

Today, Feb. 18, 2016 RK's Anatolian Opus had its 12,000th reader visit.

Its longevity proves there is great interest in historic Anatolian Kelim and considerable appreciation for RK's detailed examination and analysis.

This continues to be one of the most popular topics on our discussion board.

Author: jc
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Tue, Nov 10th, 2015 01:28:22 AM

Yesterday, Nov 9, 2015, RK's "Anatolian Opus" had its 11,000th visitor/reader.

It is, by far, the most popular and visited thread on our discussion board.

Clearly interest in the Anatolian Kelim shows no signs of abating and in fact it remains one of antique rug collecting prime areas of interest.

And, as our analysis proves, for good reason.

Author: jc
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Tue, Aug 4th, 2015 02:35:53 PM

Today August 4, 2015 the 10,300th reader visited this thread to read our Anatolian Kelim Opus.

Again, this information keep proving to be of interest and value to a vastly wider range of viewers than those directly involved in carpet collecting.

Author: jc
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Tue, Feb 24th, 2015 02:14:04 PM

With the mounting publicity for the upcoming sale of the Vok collection Anatolian and other kelim at rippon-boswell, which will according to our prediction have disastrous results, it comes as no surprise our Anatolian kelim Opus stats continue to click away.

Since July when we last reported them today the 9,000th reader visited.

This is quite a statistic which shows how much interest there is in slit-tapestry weaving, as well as the wide and far readership RugKazbah.com has developed.

Author: jc
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Mon, Jul 14th, 2014 12:05:48 PM

Today, July 14 2014, the Anatolian Opus received its 7,000 reader visit -- a quite astounding statistic that cannot help but prove the popularity of the Anatolian Kelim and RK's ideas about them.

Author: jc
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Mon, Apr 28th, 2014 06:01:58 AM

Earlier this month, April 2014, RK's Anatolian Kelim Opus received its 6,000th read.

Another sign this thread is not only popular but it demonstrates the far reaching audience RugKazbah.com serves.

We wish to thank all our devoted readers for their support.

Author: jc
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Thu, Jan 16th, 2014 02:06:36 AM

Today, Jan 16, 2010 this thread received its 5,500th reader.

This is quite a statistic considering this topic as well as RugKazbah.com's readership is not exact mainstream.

But RK is not surprised. We well know how much interest there is in Anatolian Kelim, as well as in our thoughts about them.

After all our interest, research and publications have been at the forefront since well before the publication of our Anatolian Kelim collection and archaeological research in 1989.

Going over these statistics it appears about every four months or so for the last few years 500 readers have visited this thread.

Also, RK has not forgotten about our plans to do intensive scientific analysis on early Anatolian Kelim.

However, until we have the support, and we mean financial, of others we are not going to undertake this alone.

A museum like the deYoung in San Francisco, where the only public or private collection with archetype examples exists, should be interested, but because there is no push from the rug community -- local, national or international -- they have not warmed to the proposals RK has made over the years to elicit support.

Also there are private collectors who have the means to support our plans but they too have not come forward with support.

As far as we are concerned we do not need scientific proof to document the validity of our research. We know we are right and our art historical proofs are valid.

As well we know many others do not think we are correct, or have reservations about certain parts of our published theory.

This is always the case with ideas that revolutionize art collecting areas.

But eventually we believe support will be forthcoming and then science will be added to the art historical proofs we have offered.

Author: jc
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Sat, Sep 14th, 2013 10:15:31 AM

Today the Anatolian Kelim Opus received its 5,000th read.

This is quite an accomplishment and proves the Anatolian Kelim has established a large and diverse audience far beyond the narrow confines of 'oriental rug collectors'.

Author: jc
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Wed, May 29th, 2013 08:16:32 AM

Today, May 29, 2013 our Anatolian Kelim Opus received its 4,500th view.

Again proving the Anatolian Kelim continues to enjoy widespread interest, and many people are interested in what RK has to say about them.

So thanks to all the eyeballs who have already done so, and advanced ones to all who will continue to express their interest.

Author: jc
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Tue, Jan 15th, 2013 01:12:51 AM

This morning the Anatolian Kelim Opus thread received its 4,000th viewing.

This is a record number of views for any post on rugKazbah.com and it well demonstrates the continued widespread collector and lay public interest in Anatolian Kelim, as well as what RK has to say about them.

Author: jc
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Thu, Sep 20th, 2012 09:57:01 AM

Sept.20, 2012

Today our Anatolian Opus reached its 3,500th read.

This is a record for RugKazbah.com demonstrating how interested readers are in Anatolian Kelim and what RK has to say about them.

It is also a remarkable statistic considering our website has had no advertising or promotion, we do not rank high in search engine algorithms and the subject matter is not exactly mainstream.

Likewise it proves the public's growing interest in traditional weaving cultures, particularly learning about the historic roots of the Anatolian Kelim tradition.

Author: jc
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Tue, May 8th, 2012 02:34:06 AM

Today this thread reached its 3,000 read( or hit in internet terms), which demonstrates not only our readership's interest in what RK has to say, and its popularity among our readers but also that of its subject -- The Anatolian Kelim.

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